Laurel Gravem Alvarez, Artist
Laurel Alvarez was born, raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay area, California. During her young adult life, Laurel was able to travel extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South Americas and Europe, always enjoying the local cultures and art. Additionally, she has traveled extensively throughout the United States.
After moving to Reno, Nevada, she and her husband, Andres, moved to the Pacific Northwest where they continued to raise their children in North Bend, Oregon.
After retiring in 2005, Laurel rediscovered her love of art, something she had not pursued since college. She studied under several local Pacific Northwest artists including Barbara Mahon, Terry Magill, Susan Lehman, Pat Snyder and Donna Wright. Although Laurel ventured into various media including graphite, collage, acrylic, oil and missed media, she consistently returned to watercolor. Laurel participated in; many juried shows as well as being the featured artist in various venues.
In 2008, Laurel and Andres purchased property in Laguna Vista, Texas with a plan to retire near Port Isabel where Andres grew up. Over the years, while visiting, Laurel continued to study under local artists Marilyn Brown, Beth Fedigan, and Marnie Law. Finally, in 2014, Laurel and Andres were able to permanently move to this coastal area.
Laurel is excited to be a member of the Brownsville Fine Arts Museum, The Laguna Madre Art League, The Laguna Madre Art Gallery and the Harlingen Art Forum.
You can contact Laurel directly via telephone at 541-756-3766.